Topic Wiki

IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW REWARD BOOKINGS WORK BEFORE YOU TRANSACT.

1.   Marriott certificates can be used for any reservation that can be booked with points. To search for reward availability simply go to marriott.com and check the box to search "using points".
Marriott hotels are divided into categories. (Cheapest being category one)

What room types can you book?
You can book any STANDARD room that's available at marriott.com using reward points with no cap on the number of points. (standard room means it not an upgraded room. Every hotel lists their rooms differently, In some hotels, the standard room may even include suites)
To check, go to marriott.com and search for rooms. Make sure to check the option "Use Points/Certificates".

If it says:
Redemption - You can book that room no matter how many points it is
Redemption with Cash Upgrade - You can book however, the cert will cover the basic portion you will need to pay the additional cash upgrade fee.
Redemption with Points Upgrade - You cannot book using a certificate

2.   There are a few different types of certificates. Seven/five night certificates are the hotel portion of "Marriott travel packages" that the owner does not want or need anymore (google Marriott packages to learn more about them). Individuals many times buy these packages just to receive the airline miles and donít end up using the hotel portion of the package. There are also single night certs given to account holders for holding a Marriott brand credit card

3.   A 7/5night-night certificate must be used for 7 consecutive nights. The reservation cannot be split up.

4.   In order to hold the room, you need a credit card. Your card will be kept for incidentals and you won't be charged for the room.

5.   MUST be booked BOOK 30 Days in Advance. THIS IS A TECHNICAL GLITCH WHICH MARRIOTT CLAIMS TO BE FIXING, HOWEVER, ITS MORE THAN A YEAR THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE. In order to book with a certificate, reps must create the reservation as a points advance and then attach the cert. Marriott recently made a new rule that reservations made within 30 days arenít eligible for points advance. If the account, you are booking with has enough points to cover the reservation you can book it as regular points and have the rep detach the points and attach the certificate.

6.   Travel package certs must be booked over the phone. Single night certs can be booked online

7.   The certificate sits on the account holders account and the elite night credits are officially credited to them. There is no way to transfer those stays to your account.

8.   If you are the traveler do not call Marriott reservations. This reservation is in someone else's account and calling may result in his/her account getting audited and the reservation canceled.

9.   The certificate covers the cost of the reservation including tax but does NOT include any resort fees, parking, and incidentals (for example food charged to the room)

10.   It's not possible to entirely remove the certificate owner from the reservation but your name is added as a secondary guest and a special code is added (M8 code) to inform the hotel that this reservation is in fact gifted to you. The hotels are very much aware of this.

You should be able to check-in as you would to a regular reservation with your own ID. You will need to provide a credit card to cover any incidentals, resort fees, and parking fees if there are any.

11.   You cannot add your Marriott account number to the reservation and generally, the hotel will go by the status on our account (which may be silver or gold at the time of check-in) however, it depends very much on the front desk rep at the time of check-in

12. Certs cannot be combined - e.g. you can't combine two 35k certificates to book a 60k room.

13. The "free fifth night" only applies to points bookings, not certificates.

See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by David61 on November 16, 2022, 12:09:46 PM »

Author Topic: Marriott Certs Sale  (Read 1745277 times)

Offline pesach2020

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2020
  • Posts: 265
  • Total likes: 30
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: brooklyn
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12540 on: February 06, 2024, 07:54:07 PM »

previous wording seemed fine


new wording really is silly.
Apparently people were reaching out to him to buy some but not all

Offline chalbhag

  • Dansdeals Bronze Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2023
  • Posts: 27
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: BayArea
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12541 on: February 07, 2024, 12:01:37 AM »
I'm going to rephrase this post since people can't read I guess.

Selling 1x 85K FNC for $3,500. Comes with additional 7x 85K FNCs for free. All from the same Titanium account. Can throw in 1x SNA for $500 that will come with 7 more for free. Exp NOV2024.

Can you top up with points?

I need 2 rooms for 4 nights each and each room needs 450k points so assuming additional 110K points? Sending you PM


Offline pesach2020

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2020
  • Posts: 265
  • Total likes: 30
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: brooklyn
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12542 on: February 07, 2024, 12:13:06 AM »
Can you top up with points?

I need 2 rooms for 4 nights each and each room needs 450k points so assuming additional 110K points? Sending you PM
top up can only be up to 15k per certificate. essentially the limit is 100k per night total 400k . 450k is over. maybe on some nights it would work. try checking 1 night stay on flexible dates

Offline Ysilby95

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 348
  • Total likes: 17
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12543 on: February 07, 2024, 11:07:19 PM »
Selling 2 35K free nights at $125 each
Long expiration

Offline egzactly

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Sep 2022
  • Posts: 97
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: LA
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12544 on: February 07, 2024, 11:28:50 PM »
need 5x 50k certs on one account for a stay on Feb 28-March 4

Online chemsensor

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2023
  • Posts: 352
  • Total likes: 47
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: usa
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12545 on: February 07, 2024, 11:36:40 PM »
selling 3 x50k in the same gold account expiring 7/2024 asking  $210each

Selling 5x50k in the silver account expiring 10/2024 asking $220 each

Selling 2x50k in the platinum account 11/2/2024  asking 250 each

👆hit the like button :-)

Offline zimnzam

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 59
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12546 on: February 07, 2024, 11:37:19 PM »
Selling 1x 50k cert, $220, Platinum. Exp. 02/21

Offline dansdealfan

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2019
  • Posts: 375
  • Total likes: 12
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12547 on: February 08, 2024, 04:54:55 AM »
Selling 5 x 50k certs on same account @$230 each
Gold account

Offline Chaim723

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2018
  • Posts: 101
  • Total likes: 20
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12548 on: February 08, 2024, 11:25:26 AM »
Buying 1 50k cert for tonight. $180 obo

Offline Yanki99

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2023
  • Posts: 9
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Canada
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12549 on: February 08, 2024, 12:36:29 PM »
Selling 1 x85k cert platinum account expires Feb 8 2025 $350 OBO

Offline rileywiles23

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 5787
  • Total likes: 109
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • CardCenter - Discounted gift cards
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12550 on: February 08, 2024, 02:34:56 PM »
Buying 2x 50k MT certs. and 9k top up
Life is as good as you make it...

Offline Chaim723

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2018
  • Posts: 101
  • Total likes: 20
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12551 on: February 08, 2024, 02:38:50 PM »
Buying 1 50k cert for tonight. $180 obo
$200 with platinum or Titanium. For tonight. Short expiry OK.

Offline Ddf2022

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2022
  • Posts: 154
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hyatt globalist
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12552 on: February 08, 2024, 04:33:55 PM »
Buying expiring 35k MT cert $110

Offline Abebee

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Nov 2015
  • Posts: 6403
  • Total likes: 599
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 735
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
  • Programs: National EE
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12553 on: February 08, 2024, 05:26:47 PM »
Anything lower then 35k? Need for a 18.5K night. Please pm.

Offline Chaim723

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2018
  • Posts: 101
  • Total likes: 20
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12554 on: February 08, 2024, 06:33:34 PM »
Does anyone know of *Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa* is strict about guest check in?

Offline Chaim723

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2018
  • Posts: 101
  • Total likes: 20
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12555 on: February 08, 2024, 07:12:00 PM »
Does anyone know of *Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa* is strict about guest check in?
Time sensitive. Anyone?

Offline Ankster

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2021
  • Posts: 697
  • Total likes: 121
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Marriott Bonvoy Titanium, Hyatt Globalist
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12556 on: February 08, 2024, 07:18:46 PM »
Selling a Marriott 40k FNC for $200 and several 50k FNCs for $250 each under my Titanium account. All FNCs have long expiry and can be topped off at for additional cost if needed.

Offline Ddf2022

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2022
  • Posts: 154
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hyatt globalist
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12557 on: February 08, 2024, 07:57:25 PM »
Buying 35K MT Cert with 5k top up . stay this week. plat or above    paying 165 OBO

Offline izzaz

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2024
  • Posts: 2
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: DC
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12558 on: February 09, 2024, 02:19:35 AM »
Anyone have an MMP for long term?

Offline newbie118

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 19
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12559 on: February 09, 2024, 07:52:47 AM »
Looking to buy 100k Marriott points. Please PM